ONE ARTIST A WEEK
QUIN DE LA MER //
"Abstract Grid". Photo: Quin de la Mer
BEAUTY BLEEDING THROUGH
EXHIBITION: 14 - 19 JUNE 2018
Quin de la Mer is a Conceptual Artist from San Francisco, California. She engages ancient methods used with fresco mediums to produce a living product; eternally, intimately interacting with light. She often employs abstract expressionism to communicate esoteric ideas.
In her own words:
"Realizing at a young age that answers to great mysteries and hidden or concealed histories could be found within art was a major turning point that eventually led to my becoming the artist I am today. With equal vitality I chose to live a nomadic life. Giving voice to freedom and choice, to the ancient ways of Wanderers, Nomads, and Travelers is part of the narrative I am expressing. I use the practice of Artist as Nomad to fully embrace the cosmology of the wild, as well as the rich history of people/place/point/creation. My love for Norse, Greek, and Sumerian cosmologies drives my quest for meaning and the highest truth.
Being a nomadic artist is somewhat of a paradox given the medium I create with is cumbersome and labor intensive. While I can cross borders with a passport, the weight I carry with my artwork makes for difficult passage. Others cross borders with nothing but their person and no passport, and the weight they carry in their heart and soul far exceeds my own. The archetype I call Via Postel, the essence of Non-Being, crosses the fabric of fate; a border of time and space.
Border crossing is part of my message, while the greater concept regards the annihilation of nomadic life as detrimental to existence. What do we leave behind and how is it remembered? What do we carry and at what point is it shed? Mind and Memory, does one fall faster, dive farther? As I travel and create in various locations the pieces themselves are in vibrational conversation with this line of inquiry.
I find that Beauty bleeds through the codes that make up reality. Beauty is the heart connection that lasts beyond the confines of time and space. It is the lightness of vibration; Intimacy as an art form. I travel in the name of Love; for the survival of Love. I re-member Beauty as The Way. This is why I have named this show Beauty Bleeding Through. I believe it is very like the Dionysian element: Love for Life even before Death."
(Photo: Quin de la Mer. Text: Quin de la Mer / Loukia Richards)
Opening on Thursday 14 June, 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.
at Π-Artworks, Lekka 30, Athens (Syntagma).
The show is accessible during shop opening hours (except Saturday & Sunday) 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Further information - see the e-invitation (PDF)
Photos: Christoph Ziegler